Friday, May 13, 2016

Getting Closer

I don't normally celebrate the completion of a quilt top...but this week I am making an exception!



 This project has been stuffed in a bag and hidden away in a drawer for close to a decade.  The entire quilt was cut, some of the blocks were sewn and the pattern was missing.  I had considered adopting it out many times but it was a hot mess and I wasn't sure someone else could make heads or tails out of it.  



I finally just started putting the bits together like a puzzle.  Once I had a sense of what was there, I recognized the pattern as one in a Kaffe Fassett book (Quilts in the Sun), so I was able to refer to that - which made assembly a whole lot easier!





 I did end up short a few pieces but thankfully I still had some of the fabrics.  I cannot believe my oldest WIP is one step closer to a finished quilt!  This is certainly something to celebrate!



While I was outside photographing the quilt top, I had to snap a few photos of my gardens.  Right now all my lewisia in my succulent garden is in bloom. Such amazing little flowers!



Linking Up:

Crazy Mom Quilts (Finish it up Friday)


22 comments:

  1. Congratulations for the persistence to get this long lost project back on track! It's a beauty and that wild orange is very stylish.

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  2. Well, if any quilt deserved recognition for a finish, this one is it! I had to do something similar to my Wink & Smile recently when I couldn't find the pattern but I luckily had a finished block to go by. We do what we gotta do!

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  3. I think you are entitled to celebrate a decade old project a bit before it's completion!! I know I would, LOL. Gorgeous flower!

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  4. BEautiful! So glad you stuck with it!

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  5. Such a pretty flow and great progress on your quilt

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  6. It sounds (and looks) like finishing this one will be time for a happy dancy. Happy to be done and happy to have another colorful FO.

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  7. That sounds like a challenge worth celebrating! Glad you recognized the pattern so it could help you out!

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  8. love the quilt. glad it's out in the light now.

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  9. Your oldest WIP is not pieced? That is definitely something to celebrate. And how awesome that you recognized the pattern AND had some fabric to fill in the gaps. Congratulations!

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  10. Honestly...this is gorgeous! I cannot believe you stuffed it away Cynthia! Well worth a share and tooting your horn! The flowers are gorgeous too!

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  11. Good thing you stuck with it and figured things out - it's looking great! Celebrate away!!! Hopefully you still like it as much as you did when you first started. :-) Well done!

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  12. I'm so glad you figured it out. It's beautiful and great to celebrate.

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  13. That is definitely worth celebrating! It looks wonderful!

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  14. always feels oh so good to whack away at old UFOs...gorgeous

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  15. Congratulations on sticking with that quilt, I would definitely have been tempted to hide it away for another decade if I had lost the pattern. Well done you for recognising the pattern so quickly :)

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  16. This is stunning! Love your fabric choice. Glad you stuck with it.

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  17. That is a happy quilt! You reminded me of a couple very long term WiPs I have! (Did I get them out? No. But I will, one day!). Love the peek at your garden! Give us more, please!

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  18. Bet you have a fine sense of accomplishment with this finish! And now you have more room in those drawers to stash another project, hee hee hee. Love that little flower!

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  19. Well done you - I also quilted up a nice little quilt I made the top for last year - it feels good and I realised I should do t more often:)))))

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  20. Doesn't it feel wonderful to pick up a WIP and finish it? Especially one this beautiful? Your flowers are gorgeous! I've seen those before (I think) but did not know the name. Love them!

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  21. Now that is dedication to a project after so many years! It's a lovely pattern too and such gorgeous colours!

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  22. Great detective work Cyndy! And that explains the lack of a pattern too. It's a beautiful quilt!
    I learned not to rely on my memory for what I was doing, even with UFO's that are only a year old, LOL.

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